something new • a SF chronicle review of The Curtain An Essay in Seven Parts, Milan Kundera’s defense of the novel.
paying for old wars • the Consumerist reminds you how to get your tax refund for the last few years of paying for the Spanish American War and the occupation of Cuba . . . yeah it’s a long story (NYT) . . . but hey it’s our money.
cool tools • Google’s Gmail now has Mail Fetcher which lets you pick up your mail in Gmail.
worth hearing • from last week’s NPR Tom Vitale interviews Jim Harrison.
stationary targets • from the NYT – a piece about Elif Shafak author of The Bastard of Istanbul, who in light of Turkey’s war on authors will probably be killed for writing a book.
blog of note • google operating system blog has the skinny on backingup your blog.